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Milburn Stone

This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone, (1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas, and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955, he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975, Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.

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Edward Asner and Dan Lykins

Topeka Capital-Journal

A photograph of Edward Asner and Dan Lykins taken in Topeka, Kansas. Asner, a native of Kansas City, was in Topeka presenting his one-man stage performance of "FDR" at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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Georgia Neese Clark Gray

A formal portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995, of Richland, Kansas. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman on June 9, 1949 as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer, 1949-1953.

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Milburn Stone

This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone,(1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955 he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975 Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.

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Milburn Stone

This black and white photograph shows actor Milburn Stone, (1904-1980). Stone, born in Burton, Kansas and the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone, began his acting career in the 1930s and 1940s in a number of low budget films and serials. In 1955 he became a star on the longest running television series "Gunsmoke" as Doc Adams. He remained with the show during its twenty year run on television and only missed filming seven episodes due to health problems. In 1968, Stone won an Emmy as supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Doc Adams. Stone was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Frame for his contribution to the television industry. When "Gunsmoke" was canceled in 1975, Stone retired from acting and returned to private life. A heart attack in 1980 claimed his life at the age of seventy-five.

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Ottawa's Rohrbaugh Theater destroyed by fire

Four sequenced pictures starting at 1:58 pm and finishing at 2:17 pm showing the destruction by fire of the Rohrbaugh Theater in Ottawa, Kansas.

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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance, 1909-1979, was a well-known actress born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale in Montgomery County, Kansas. As a young child, Vance moved to Independence, Kansas where she found her love of acting under the tutelage of playwright William Inge. Her most famous role was as Ethel Mertz on the television show "I Love Lucy" with Lucille Ball.

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Georgia Neese Clark Gray

This is a signed studio portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964. On June 9, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed her as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer. She served from 1949-1953. She was born in 1898 in Richland, Kansas, to Albert and Ellen Neese, Gray attended school in Topeka and graduated from Washburn College in 1921. During college, she developed an interest in acting and after graduation attended the Franklin Sargent School of Dramatic Art and spent nearly ten years acting with various stock companies. She married her manager, George M. Clark in 1929. They divorced in the mid-1940s. She started working at her father's Richland State Bank as an assistant cashier in 1935 and became president in 1937 following his death. She became active in the state Democratic Party and was elected National Committee Woman in Kansas in 1936, a position she held until 1964. She was an articulate and well-liked representative of the party and an early supporter of Harry Truman. It was this support that brought about her nomination as the first woman to be Treasurer of the United States. She served in that office from June 1949 until January 1953 when Truman left office.

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Tom Leahy, Jr.

This is a photograph of Tom Leahy, Jr., who portrayed Major Astro on Wichita television station KARD from 1962 to 1973 and revived in 1985 on KSAS. He portrayed the spaceman who traveled the universe to bring children the finest cartoons and serials. Leahy was a popular fixture in Wichita broadcasting for many years. Prior to his stint at KARD in the 1960s he gained notoriety as the macabre "Host" on "The Host and Rodney" on rival Wichita station KAKE. The Saturday late night show featured the finest in B-movie horror films. Leahy was honored for his long career as one of Wichita's most popular radio and TV personalities.

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Tom Leahy, Jr., as Major Astro

Here are two photographs of Tom Leahy, Jr., who portrayed Major Astro on Wichita television station KARD from 1962 to 1973 and revived in 1985 on KSAS. He portrayed the spaceman who traveled the universe to bring children the finest cartoons and serials. Leahy was a popular fixture in Wichita broadcasting for many years. Prior to his stint at KARD in the 1960s he gained notoriety as the macabre "Host" on "The Host and Rodney" on rival Wichita station KAKE. The Saturday late night show featured the finest in B-movie horror films. Leahy was honored for his long career as one of Wichita's most popular radio and TV personalities.

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